The ‘Women Fashion Power’ Exhibition at the Design Museum in London offers an unprecedented look at how princesses, models, CEOs, Dames and designers have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world. 26 Women of Power are featured and cover 150 years of women’s fashion.
Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid (the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize), this exhibition brings together exclusive interviews, an immersive multimedia journey and unique historic pieces of clothing to form the most wide-ranging presentation of modern fashion ever to be shown in the UK. It has little to do with fashion as trend-driven designer vision. It focuses on image and authority in the public eye. How did women like Dame Vivienne Westwood or Natalie Massenet, Princess Diana and Anne Hidalgo have used fashion as an important tool of self-expression and empowerment to build reputation, attract attention and assert authority.
“Women Fashion Power,”
Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD;
29 October 2014 – 26 April 2015
Photography is by Mirren Rosie, found on www.dezeen.com